Monday, March 05, 2007

Back to Reality

We are nearing late afternoon here and I don’t know how your day is going but I feel like this……



Or perhaps more like this…..



I wish a nap was in order!

Rich put his parents on a plane bound for civilization yesterday. What a great time the past 3 weeks have been with Jackie and then with Ron here as well.

Our greatest “American miss” is being so far from family (that and Starbucks-hee) Fortunately, and you’ll understand my choice of wording as I explain, we have never lived close to family even while living in the States. Rich’s sister, Jen attended Teen Mania’s internship for a year and then went 5 hours away to University so we had her around those years but that is the closest we ever lived to fam. I say ‘fortunately’ in the sense that I believe because we were never close in proximity it made our overseas move a little bit easier. Now we pray we will see them as much as we were able while stateside. And we have been blessed with visits from my parents, Rich’s brothers, and his parents! In fact Jackie has been here 3 times (and I think every time gets harder for her—the heat, the bugs, the water...)

We understand it is a sacrifice on so many fronts to visit us and it makes us all the more grateful. I am so happy to have wonderful families- blood and in-laws.

Now back to reality….or off for a nap (oh, how I wish)!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Yay! I'm glad you had a great visit with the fam, but happy to see you back. I missed you!!! *tear*

Heidi Jo said...

Glad to have you back to ourselves, oh yeah, I guess we share you with your family, and the people you are there to minister too...

Missed you.

Teresa said...

What a blessing family is! How awesome that they were able to stay for 3 weeks and be a part of the birthday party.
So glad to have you back!

Just Mom said...

Welcome back to Bloggerville!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had such a good time with your in-laws - know you'll miss them as will the kids.
Yes, that's definitely the worst part of you being in SA - we don't get to see you very often.
Glad we came in first before Starbucks! Just for your info - they're putting in yet another Starbucks here in the Villages - close to use on 466 in the Southern Trace Plaza (you could actually walk there when you come Michelle) Let that be added incentive for you to come home - we miss you.
Love,
Mom

Shanygne said...

we have never lived close to family, either... and now with a move up north, I can't help but wonder what it will be like, being so close (couple hours) to them...

thankfully, it's still (?) far enough away that surprise visits will be held at a minimum...right??

Lori B said...

Welcome back.

Funny photos!!

Just Mom said...

Those hippos (?) make me yawn every time I visit your blog.